2017 ORS 418.950¹
Definitions for ORS 418.950 to 418.970

As used in ORS 418.950 (Definitions for ORS 418.950 to 418.970) to 418.970 (ORS 418.950 to 418.970 inapplicable to existing facilities), unless the context requires otherwise:

(1) “Agency” means any person or organization providing substitute residential care for an average daily population of eight or fewer children. “Agency” includes but is not limited to:

(a) Child-caring agencies licensed, certified or otherwise authorized by the Department of Human Services under ORS 418.205 (Definitions for ORS 418.205 to 418.327, 418.470, 418.475, 418.950 to 418.970 and 418.992 to 418.998) to 418.327 (Licensing of private residential boarding schools);

(b) Foster homes as defined in ORS 418.625 (Definitions for ORS 418.625 to 418.645) providing care for more than four children; and

(c) Youth care centers as defined in ORS 420.855 (Definitions for ORS 420.855 to 420.885).

(2) “Average daily population” means the sum of days in residence of all children residing in a child-caring facility during a certain period divided by the number of days in the period.

(3) “Child-caring facility” means a residence or building used by an agency to provide substitute residential care for children. [1979 c.597 §2; 1987 c.94 §133; 2016 c.106 §29]

Chapter 418

Notes of Decisions

Where plaintiffs brought ac­tion under 42 U.S.C. 1983 alleging viola­tion of federal civil rights after defendant Children’s Services Division employees removed plaintiffs’ child from home following reports of abuse, CSD workers entitled to absolute immunity in investiga­tion, taking child into custody and keeping plaintiffs from visiting child. Tennyson v. Children’s Services Division, 308 Or 80, 775 P2d 1365 (1989)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 418—Child Welfare Services, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors418.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 418, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano418.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.